7 Creative Crafts Using Old Magazines

Do you have tons of old magazines laying around? I’m going to show you what to do with old magazines in this post! Here are creative crafts using old magazines.


creative craft using old magazines

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I love getting magazines, especially when I can get them for free.

Are you a magazine lover, too? If so, do you save your old magazines?

Do you have a pile of old magazines lying around that you know you should recycle but just can’t bring yourself to do it?

You’re in luck because I’ve put together a list of creative crafts using old magazines just for you magazine hoarders lovers!

Creative Crafts Using Old Magazines

Decorative bowls

crafts using old magazines
via Creative Cynchronicity

If you just don’t know what to do with old magazines, why not use the pages to make a bowl? A DIY magazine page bowl is perfect for holding keys, hair accessories, loose change, and other small objects. Plus, this craft relieves stress because you get to rip the pages out of old magazines.

Picture frames

picture frame using old magazines
via Fine Craft Guild

Add some color to an old picture frame using old magazine pages. Just cut magazine pages into strips, roll them up, and glue them to the base of the frame. So easy!

Paper flowers

wedding flowers from old magazines
via Rock and Roll Bride

Real flowers fade and die in a few days, but paper flowers will last forever! And if you’re allergic to real flowers, paper ones are the way to go. Rock and Roll Bride shows us how to make a bouquet of flowers that will last long after the honeymoon.

Jewelry

paper beads from magazine pages
via Dragonfly Designs

One of my favorite crafts using old magazines is paper beading. You’d never know the beads were made from old magazine pages! You can make earrings, bracelets, and necklaces just by rolling up paper. It’s the perfect rainy day craft, too!

Coasters

coasters from old magazines
via The Sunny Studio

Need a coaster to protect your tables from water stains? Why not make them yourself using old magazines? Coasters are a great way to recycle old magazines!

Wreath

Crafts using old magazines
via Addicted 2 Decorating

I love a fun and unique wreath and this one from Addicted 2 Decorating is just that! She used about 3 magazines to create a beautiful wreath for her home. What a great way to repurpose old magazines!

Silhouette Wall Art

silhouette wall art from old magazines
via Little Stuff

This bear silhouette wall art Little Stuff made from old magazines is so cute! You could create any animal or shape you wanted to match your home decor and spruce up your walls.

What about you? How do you repurpose old magazines? Do you have any favorite crafts using old magazines?

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35 thoughts on “7 Creative Crafts Using Old Magazines”

  1. Oh my goodness! Who knew you could create such beautiful things from old magazines! I gave away a ton of them when we moved! Oh well, now I’ll just have to collect more! Love those flowers!

  2. These are super creative ideas! Most of the time I like to pass my magazines along for someone else to read. However, many times they don’t make the cut and end up getting recycled. These ideas are great alternatives. Now I just need to decide which one to try first!

    FYI I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! It’s a fun way to spotlight bloggers for others to find. Here is the post- https://happilydecluttered.com/2021/09/15/mystery-blogger-award/

  3. Great ideas, Michelle!! Of course I have millions of magazines all over the place, I use them for collaging, but very few images are actually used, I want to try making the coasters, thanks for the inspiration!πŸ˜‰

  4. Wow! You have too many qualities. All are looking so beautiful.Really old magazine can do magic,! Thank you very much for sharing ☺️😊🌷😊

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